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2018: Is it time to refurb your kitchen?

At Indigo Catering we regularly carry out on-site reviews of existing commercial kitchens in restaurants, hotels, and universities. During our checks, we assess the benefits and cost savings of upgrading for our potential clients and are experts at judging the right time for refurbishment. As we’re now in the new year, is 2018 the time to refurb your commercial kitchen? Ask yourself the following questions and get in touch with our team, operating throughout London and the South East, on 01323 843447. Do you have high energy bills? We can provide you with energy efficient catering equipment Replace your old... Read More

Organising your commercial kitchen for peak times

Commercial kitchens in restaurants and hotels will all experience peak times where demand is high, staff are stretched and the focus is on keeping up quality service for customers. Whilst it can get stressful, peak times are great for business and profits. Christmas, New Year, Easter and catering special events such as birthdays and work parties all need to be considered in how you organise your kitchen. Through advanced planning and expert design, refits or specific upgrades can make these times easier to handle successfully. Benefits of organisation Faster service Happier staff and customers Positive reviews/reputation Earning repeat business Here’s... Read More

Meet Joe, our Apprentice

The official definition for an apprentice is “a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages”. My favourite thing about being an apprentice is having such a good mixture of freedom and responsibility at the same time. What I mean by this is I have the freedom that comes with being an adult and working full time; I earn my own money, pay for my own food – and most importantly have complete freedom to spend my money on what I like. Furthermore, the responsibility; this is... Read More

Celebrating Three Years and Recent Press Coverage

This year Indigo Catering Equipment Ltd celebrated three years in business, building a brand based on over twenty years experience in the industry. It’s been a time to celebrate and we were proud to be featured on the front cover of Catering Insight discussing our approach to commercial kitchens. In the interview, owner Christian Barnes discussed our specialisms in restaurants, hotels and kitchens in schools and universities with a fresh approach. Having crafted a range of bespoke kitchens whilst training new staff, it’s been a rewarding three years. Barnes states, “We wanted to create a full service business for commercial... Read More

April 2017: A Busy Time at Indigo Catering Ltd

In the last few months we have enjoyed working on a range of commercial kitchens and have been continuing to grow as a company. We completed the installation of St Peters Catholic School, Leatherhead; working in conjunction with Fowlers Construction, Felce and Guy Architects and Surrey County Council. St. Peter’s Catholic School Our team was heavily involved with the project from start to finish and are particularly proud of extraction system that was installed as it involved a very large air handling unit on the roof. The school was delighted with the new kitchen when we handed it back to... Read More

February 2017: Recent Projects and Industry Events

After a busy 2016, 2017 does not look to be slowing down. Having completed Turnkey projects for the University of Brighton and West Sussex County Council throughout 2016, the team at Indigo Catering are looking forward to continuing working with these clients on future projects, as well as meeting new clients. Recent completed projects So far in 2017 we have seen a new commercial kitchen go live for the Salvation Army in Hendon, London. This was installed by our engineers before the New Year in December. Working with the charity has been something we’ve very proud of and we’re glad... Read More

What’s happened in April 2016?

Indigo continues its supply and installation of Steamplicity kitchens across West Sussex County Council Primary Schools after having successfully completed another two projects this month. Steamplicity is an award-winning system for cooking food in a healthy nutritious way whilst saving labour, energy, space and reducing waste. No space is too big or too small when it comes to supplying Steamplicity kitchens to Indigo having transformed rooms no bigger than a broom cupboard Into a fully operational service kitchen serving 150 – 300 meals in a single lunch sitting. Indigo on this occasion worked with the main building contractor to ensure... Read More

What’s new at Indigo Catering Equipment Ltd?

After a successful two years trading we enter 2016 in a buoyant mood. Due to expansion we have moved into new premises and taken on two additional members of staff. Brad Weeden has joined us on design and project management and brings with him eight years of experience. Dom Joy – Joins us as a trainee in sales and project management. This now gives us the ability to take the business forward and offer our clients old and new a broader range of catering expertise with our forward thinking and modern approach to the design and installation of your catering... Read More